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much
American English: /mətʃ/
British English: /mʌtʃ/

Translation of much in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (in negative, interrogative sentences)
    mucho, (-cha)
    I don't need much water/coal
    no necesito mucha agua/mucho carbón
    do you listen to much classical music?
    ¿escuchas mucha música clásica?
    I don't earn very much money
    no gano mucho dinero
    you've given me $2 too much
    me has dado 2 dólares de más
    not much evidence has so far been found
    hasta el momento no se han descubierto muchas pruebas
    he passed the exam without much effort
    pasó el examen sin mucho or sin demasiado esfuerzo
    there isn't much point in carrying on
    no tiene mucho sentido seguir
    how much coffee/milk?
    ¿cuánto café/cuánta leche?
    1.2 (in affirmative sentences)
    mucho, (-cha)
    much work still needs to be done
    todavía queda mucho trabajo por hacer
    I do as much work as anybody
    trabajo tanto como cualquiera
    use as much paper as you need
    utiliza todo el papel que necesites
    you drink too much coffee
    tomas demasiado café
    too much of a good thingyou can't have too much of a good thing
    lo bueno sabe a poco
    you can have too much of a good thing
    todo puede llegar a hartar

pronoun

  • 1.1 (in negative, interrogative sentences)
    mucho, (-cha)
    you'd better buy some coffee/flour; there isn't much left
    vas a tener que comprar café/harina; no queda mucho/mucha
    half a slice of bread isn't much of a meal
    media rebanada de pan no es comida
    he's not much of a swimmer
    no nada muy bien
    what do you think of the new boss? — not much [colloquial]
    ¿qué te parece el nuevo jefe? — no gran cosa [colloquial]
    their house is not much to write home about
    la casa no es nada del otro mundo
    do you see much of the Smiths?
    ¿ves mucho a los Smith?
    ¿ves a menudo a los Smith?
    I don't have much to do today
    hoy no tengo mucho que hacer
    the champion won, though not by much o (in British English also) though there wasn't much in it
    el campeón ganó, pero por poco
    how much does a ticket cost?
    ¿cuánto cuesta una entrada?
    1.2 (in affirmative sentences)
    mucho, (-cha)
    much still remains to be done
    todavía queda mucho por hacer
    it leaves much to be desired
    deja mucho que desear
    much of the equipment was useless
    gran parte del equipo no servía
    much of the day was taken up with …
    gran parte or la mayor parte del día se fue en …
    the cat eats almost as much as the dog
    el gato come casi tanto como el perro
    I've done as much as I can
    he hecho todo lo que he podido
    three times as much as yesterday
    tres veces más que ayer
    you can lose as much as 2 kilos in one week
    puedes adelgazar hasta dos kilos en una semana
    I thought/suspected as much
    (ya) me lo figuraba
    I expected as much of him
    yo me lo esperaba de él
    you need at least twice as much
    necesitas por lo menos el doble
    and as much again
    y otro tanto
    he refused to donate so much as a penny
    se negó a donar tan siquiera un penique
    without so much as a goodbye
    sin decir ni adiós
    if you so much as touch him, I'll kill you!
    como le llegues a poner la mano encima, te mato
    so much for press freedom/feminine intuition!
    ¡y después hablan de la libertad de prensa/la intuición femenina!
    it wasn't so much that he was late; it was the fact that he didn't seem to care
    no fue tanto el hecho de que llegara tarde, sino que le diera igual
    however much she eats, she never puts on weight
    coma lo que coma, nunca engorda
    but this much I can tell you …
    lo que sí te puedo decir es que …
    a baby may be too much for you
    a lo mejor no puedes con un niño
    you've drunk too much
    has bebido demasiado
    it's a bit much!
    ¡ya es demasiado!
    ¡es pasarse un poco! [colloquial]
    it's not up to much
    no vale gran cosa
    Example sentences
    • So much of modern medicine relies on our understanding of the physiology of the human body.
    • I am a little afraid to ask what it is, but I do know I will not be eating much of this.
    • He is thought to have spent much of the previous night at a North Yorkshire guest house.

adverb

  • 1 1.1 (to large extent) I like it very much
    me gusta mucho
    it won't go on much after nine o'clock
    no se alargará hasta mucho más de las nueve
    it is snowing, but not much I much prefer dogs to cats
    me gustan mucho más los perros que los gatos
    I'd very much like to meet her
    me gustaría mucho conocerla
    I am much saddened by your attitude
    me entristece sobremanera tu actitud
    you deserve the prize just as much as I do
    te mereces el premio tanto como yo
    the house is as much mine as yours
    la casa es tan mía como tuya
    he wasn't so much rude as cold and unfriendly
    más que grosero estuvo frío y antipático
    so much the better
    tanto mejor
    so much the worse for you
    mucho peor para ti
    you talk/work too much
    hablas/trabajas demasiado
    much as o though I dislike her, one has to admire her courage
    a pesar de lo que me desagrada or por mucho que me desagrade, tengo que admirar su valor
    much to my surprise
    1.2 (often) do you use your bicycle much?
    ¿usas mucho la bicicleta?
    I don't listen to the radio very much
    no escucho mucho la or (Latin America except Southern Cone) el radio
    she doesn't get out as much as she used to
    no sale tanto como antes or como solía
    Example sentences
    • I don't go out much anymore, so a Guide Dog would be wasted on me.
    • He is kind of an egocentric person and I guess if he doesn't read much, he doesn't think anyone does either.
    • We don't watch tv much, but we spend all of our time on the Internet.
    Example sentences
    • It is a gesture that is very much appreciated by myself and Dawn's family in Devon.
    • Their innovative power and tremendous humour and charm are still very much intact.
    • McEwan has always had a twinkle in her eyes and this is going to be very much evident with the new series.
  • 2 (before adj or adv) your house is much older than mine
    tu casa es mucho más vieja que la mía
    he won't stay much longer
    no se va a quedar mucho más (tiempo)
    this church is much the larger of the two
    de las dos iglesias esta es, con mucho, la más grande
    this is much the hottest summer we've had in a long time
    este es, con mucho, el verano más caluroso que hemos tenido en mucho tiempo
    I'm much too busy to do it
    estoy demasiado ocupado para hacerlo
    I'd much rather be at home
    preferiría mil veces estar en mi casa
    I'm not much good at chess
    no soy muy bueno para el ajedrez
    it won't be much different from mine
    no será muy distinto del mío
  • 3 (more or less, approximately) See examples: he was of much the same opinion
    en gran medida opinaba igual
    one bed is much like another
    todas las camas son parecidas
    the street looks much the way it did 80 years ago
    la calle no ha cambiado casi nada en 80 años
    at much the same time
    más o menos a la misma hora

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